This is the fourth course in the American Sign Language Program series. It buildsupon the topics, vocabulary and grammar introduced in previous lessons from ASL 1,2, and 3. This course also continues with complex ASL grammatical attributes,vocabulary, conversational competence, and narratives as previously introduced inASL 3. A continuation of Deaf Culture will be explored in this section.
•Learn and recognize vocabulary that pertains to both concrete and abstract functionsand reproduce them with correct sign production.•Make use of signed vocabulary learned to create impromptu and scripted dialogueswith expected fluency.•Arrange narrative videos.•Attend Deaf events to learn more about Deaf culture.•Participate in skit performances during Deaf History Month.•Utilize the knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture to educate others.
•Students will develop receptive skills visually and expressive skills manually at theintermediate conversational level.•Students will interact with members of the Deaf community in order to gain anappreciation of the Deaf culture.•Students will understand how American Sign Language functions within thisdistinct cultural minority in the American society.
•Lentz E., Mikos K., & Smith C. (1992). Signing Naturally: Student Workbook/Videotext, Level Two: Unit 13 - 17. San Diego, CA: DawnSign Press.•Brueggemann, D. (2009). Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places. New York, NY: New York University Press.
Attendance is MANDATORY. Since most of the learning in this course takes placethrough the course exercises, attendance is a must. There is no way to reliably make-up for the lost experience. Students are expected to arrive to class on time. Chronictardiness will result in significant deduction to students’ final participation grade.Students will be permitted up to
absence. Any additional absences will resultin a reduction of 5 points per additional absence from their FINAL grade. For example, if a student finishes the semester with a cumulative grade of 94%, havingmissed 4 non-medical absence, their final grade will be 89%. Absences will be
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ASL 052: American Sign Language IV